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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -57.9°   Azimuth: 278.6°   Direction: West

HR5543 is a giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.

HR5543 visual magnitude is 5.03. Because of its reltive faintness, HR5543 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR5543:


HR5543 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -57.9°
Azimuth: 278.6°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR5543

HR5543 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR5543 are provided in the following table:

14h 52m 51s
-37° 48’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR5543 in the sky:

Finder chart HR5543 star
Simplified finder chart for HR5543.

Visibility of HR5543 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR5543 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 127.8°
Max altitude: 0.7°
Azimuth: 232.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR5543

The image below is a photograph of HR5543 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR5543 is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR5543 star
DSS2 image of HR5543. The red arrow shows the motion of HR5543 during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR5543 from the Sun and relative movement

HR5543 is distant 383.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

117.79 pc
383.98 ly
6 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR5543

HR5543 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR5543 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR5543. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR5543